the affect this rain is having on our rainfall deficit. >> now spencer just showed us the rain hitting every corner of the bay area, we got good down pours in the city this afternoon. but wettest weather has been north and south of us. we have team coverage of the storm, abc7 news, nick smith and david louie are all live tonight. sergio, let's begin with you in the north bay. >> it's started coming down regularly now in novato people say they're really welcoming the rain, but they're getting ready for any problems that it my bring. >> a full day of rain was a welcome sight. >> a lot of rain this time. we need it. >> stewart rv and boat sales says her boat-selling has just started off. she's hoping more rain now will help with lakes this summer. >> just trying to get back into our really good season. this is going to help. >> in heelsberg rains came down enough for decent runoff but russian river is looking shallow. in santa rosa a drizzle prompted people to pull out umbrellas at lunchtime. and this team south of petta luma. with the problems, residents say it's well worth it. >> we need it.